Come to Mill Creek Apiary to see a live hive!
Come out to see a live beehive!
Hive Dive participants enjoying the bees
Hive dive participants enjoying the bees as Apairist holds honeycomb covered in bees
See a hive dive participant holding live bees for the first time
Mill Creek Apiary Apiarist examining a queen bee
Mill Creek SApiary Hive Dive Participants listening to instructor
Mill Creek Apiary leads educational visits to live hives
Apiary Field Day "Hive Dive" Workshop
Apiary Field Day "Hive Dive" Workshop
Apiary Field Day "Hive Dive" Workshop

Apiary Field Day "Hive Dive" Workshop

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Come out to the apiary, slip on a veil (provided), and dive into the hive with us!  We will be setting our 2023 schedule very soon. Max. 10-12 participants.  Our workshops sell out quickly, so if you’re interested, click "Out of Stock? Click Here", enter your email, and we'll notify you as soon as we have dates to choose from. 

This year our workshops will be held at The Jennings Farm in Medford, 40 Jennings Road, Medford, NJ 08055, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the farm to help support their ongoing efforts.

This runs approximately 1.5-2 hours, and is weather permitting.  If the weather forecast isn't favorable for calm bees (including rain, wind, impending storm, temperature, etc.) you will be notified asap and given the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

We reserve to right to cancel the event for any reason, at which time you would be notified and fully refunded. 

During check out, when you enter personal information, you must provide an ACCURATE EMAIL ADDRESS- this allows us to email the Release of Liability Form- this must be fully completed and returned to us on the day of the workshop. This is a firm requirement.

Veils and rubber examination gloves will be provided.  Clothes: wear comfortable, light colored, long sleeved shirt, pants, closed shoes. We will provide water.  AVOID WEARING PERFUMES (deodorants, perfume, cologne, clothing detergents, lotions, etc.)

We will provide an overview of honey bee biology, hive dynamics, and challenges facing our beloved honeybees.  The main focus of this field day is to give you direct access and hands-on experience!   You will perform hive inspections along with us, and we'll explain the process as we go.  Then we’ll all sample some delicious honey fresh from the hive!

You'll gain a new appreciation for the art of beekeeping, and hopefully catch the "bug" to start a colony of your own!  And you'll leave with a jar of our raw MCA local wildflower honey!

Please email us directly (through the contact form) if you need financial assistance.  We want this experience to be accessible to all, so we're happy to help if needed!

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Susan Tharp
Birthday Gift for My Daughter

My neighbor took part in the Beehive Workshop and just loved it, so I thought the idea of attending a workshop that truly interests my daughtewr would be a wonderfully unique birthday gift. She was absolutely thrilled with the gift and is so excited to attend the workshop on July 18th. Thanks for offering such a wonderful experience!.

Marilynn Schroeder
Hive Dive, amazing!

I was lucky enough to find the Mill Creek Apiary, and signed up for the "Hive Dive" with Jason and Pat. What a great experience this was, I highly recommend it! We spent the first hour learning about bees, in general, honey production, and beekeeping. In the second hour, we were split up into smaller groups and Pat took my group over to one of the beehives where he opened up each level of the hive and explained in detail how the hive was setup and why. We even got to pick up one of the medium boxes which was full of honey. Wow, heavy! We found the queen after searching many frames, so exciting! The bees were as gentle as can be; they never bothered with us, they were so busy doing what bees do. After watching so many YouTube videos of beekeeping I can honestly say, it was much better in person!

Best Beehive Workshop Experience

This place was awesome. The information brief was very informative and surprising. The bees were calm and allowed us to explore their homes and their Queen. We even saw bees hatching from their cell. It was great! After all that we got to feed the goats and the horses while the chickens ran around our feet. Total farm experience.

MaryBeth Conti
Love Mill Creek Apiary!

Just took a beekeeping workshop with these guys and they are terrific. They really know what they're talking about. It was very enjoyable and informative. And the honey they produce is scrumptious!

John Kelly
Informative visit to beehives and introduction to beekeeping

Great hands-on informative presentation. Loved it. Highly recommended.